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“When will the youths get a chance?” – I Go Dye tackles Atiku on Presidential Aspirations



"When will the youths like in your time get a chance?" - I Go Dye tackles Atiku on Presidential Aspirations

Just yesterday, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar declared that he had returned to his former party PDP. This came just days after the announcement of his exit from APC.

There have been insinuations since then that this move is all in a bid to further his presidential aspirations for the 2019 elections. Comedian I Go Dye is however of the opinion that the veteran politician should step down and let younger ones run the show.

In an open letter penned on his Instagram page, I Go Dye states that Atiku had his chance to change things when he was still Vice President. He wrote:

Don’t use sentimental empathy on the youths to express your political ambitions.
Sir, you are one of those that have immensely benefited from Nigeria since your birth in 1946.
Having worked for 20years with the Nigeria Customs where you retired at the age of 43 in 1989 as Deputy Director, your bucket list sure looks good because you were obviously employed at youth 23.
In 1999 you became governor of Adamawa and ultimately the Vice President, all of these you achieved at 53. What did you do during your time in that exalted position? When will the youths like in your time get a chance? am motivated to speak, based on your statement : A party that does not take the youths into account is a dying party.The future belong to young.Please which of the future?
Remarkably, between 1999 and 2007 that you were the Vice president of Nigeria, it is recorded that tertiary institutions witnessed several strikes that wasted seventeen months ,three weeks and three days.Within this period, what did you do?
If social support were given to youths then,their children will be between 18 and 20years during the 2019 elections,obviously they would have willingly voted for you or anyone that you endorse in 2019.This is the essence of making sacrifices for the future generation.
You cannot be credited to have been a philanthropic to the youths.
The recent revocation of the NPA contract with Intel,your company,is the major issue.
As a company either, the people in the region you operated cannot accredit Intel to have provided credible support for the youths or built skills acquisition centers to curb unproductivity as part of it’s cooperate social responsibility , which has resulted to many youths embarking on the sub- sahara deserts route treking to Europe,which has claimed many lives.
Your excellency,sir Atiku Abubakar, please don’t use sentimental empathy on the youths to express your political ambitions,because by 2019 the youths are preparing to substantiate the real economical,political and progressive change.
I kindly recommend that you should advocate for process that will afford us
the opportunity of a youthful leadership in the 2019 election.Thanks Amb Francis

Photo Credit: Instagram – @igodye_


  1. x-factor

    December 4, 2017 at 12:20 pm


  2. Patty boo

    December 4, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    I didnt even know I go die could talk like this.. well said

  3. Diamond

    December 4, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    So Atiku should step aside. What about Buhari? Abeg, they both (and all old people) should give way.

    • Mrs chidukane

      December 4, 2017 at 1:19 pm

      This is the problem. Someone is addressing atiku, you’re bringing up buhari. That he addressed atiku doesn’t mean he supports buhari.

      I’ve come to realize that the narrative pushed by some that Nigerian youths will do worse things in power is a lie. Every Nigerian youth is not a yahoo boy or looter in the making. In fact, it is our parents that have failed us and failed woefully. Shame on them. There are several genuine, intelligent, young leaders in Nigeria and abroad that can make a real difference in this country. I encourage everyone to get their voters card. Get involved with politics in the grassroots, that is your local governments etc. Let’s actually walk the talk. We can do it . Everyone is tired of these agbayas. I applaud him for speaking up. He made excellent points.

  4. John

    December 4, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    @Diamond ..100% agree with you…Nigerians should be careful ..This looks like a classic divide and conquer strategy…that Is why I love this comment some on made on a some blog..And it goes like this.. “You can’t pick rice when you only have béans and moi-moi on the menu… Isay yes to Atiku and get lost to Buhari. Atleast in light of the present comatose polítical system in the country where we really can’t pick a credible person to power let’s start by letting any leader know that two term is no longer guaranteed… Na small small, from clap we go enter dance”….And I agree with him….isn’t it funny how many are quickly writing open letters to atiku on what to do and not to do but none to Buhari..we should start using our core brain in this country.

  5. John

    December 4, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    someone made on some blog**

  6. beauty

    December 4, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    The youths are not ready, take it or leave it. To rule takes maturity, experience and attitude. Sad to say that our leaders have all of these but the right attitude. We have a long way to go but the youths are not the solution, well for now.

    • Spunky

      December 4, 2017 at 1:50 pm

      We agree leadership takes some experience. As for maturity, the stipulated age is clearly defined so I don’t think that is an issue. How many youths are being mentored or absorbed in the system? Lets bring it down a notch, how many youths are opportune to vie for positions at the local level? talk more of State or Federal position? have you any idea how much it cost to purchase expression of interest forms from their affiliated party? why wont there be a waiver or make the interest form accessible to youths?It is sickening that the same ideas are being recycled. There’s max exodus of credible youths who could match these so called experienced oldies( idea for idea). But this is Nigeria. The deepest pocked takes the cake at the end of the day.

    • ij

      December 4, 2017 at 2:36 pm

      maturtity is not when you spend donkey years in government but still have absolutely no freaking legacy, no credibility , no bleeding integrity, you say our leaders have maturity and experience , pray tell what exactly have we gained from all those years of experience and maturity that the f***ers have?
      i think we have had enough experience and maturity from all our almost dead, good for nothing, corrupt, fruit fly brained, illiterate, pot bellied cardiac arrest waiting to get them good for nothing leaders.

    • Mrs chidukane

      December 4, 2017 at 3:14 pm

      Beauty how are our leaders mature? Or are you equating maturity with age? Is Dino Melaye mature? Do Senators laughing when a petition is being presented to them about a case of police recklessness show maturity? Does owing people months and months of salaries show a good attitude or maturity? Don’t be deceived, these people currently in power are not ruling Nigeria better than we can. We can do so much better.

  7. Busola

    December 4, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    Lets not forget PDP and APC are not the only parties!!!


    December 4, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    I maintain that if someone like Buhari (very clueless somebody) can become the president of this great country in this 21st century, then Atiku is over qualified!!!!

  9. tunmi

    December 4, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    stop asking and actually lead. Start small or start big. just start and stop asking for permission. Share the struggles and the hard work, the good, bad and ugly.

    just freaking start!

  10. nnenne

    December 5, 2017 at 3:31 am

    How about neither of them?
    Time to look at other political parties!
    But first, we must address TRIBALISM !
    Nigeria has men and women truly qualified to run for these posts.
    Some of them are held back by the enormous money needed to run for political offices. Perhaps, we should start by finding ways of reducing the costs ,so as to encourage a lot more people to run!
    Hope TRIBALISM will not stand in our way of choosing good leaders ( at all levels), this time!

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